September 1, 2016
September is National Recovery Month, which means Ocean Breeze Recovery is excited to share with our readers an exciting, thoughtful package of stories all focused on life in recovery and the journey to getting there.
Some of National Recovery Month’s main goals are to motivate those affected by addiction and their loved ones to seek treatment and guidance. By spreading awareness about substance abuse, Ocean Breeze Recovery hopes to encourage our readers to seek treatment methods that can help launch the process of improving their lives.
So for September, Ocean Breeze Recovery would like to shed light on heroin, an illegal opioid drug whose usage has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Stay tuned for our story titled, “Heroin: Overdoses Spike National Concern,” this month, and learn how abuse of this highly addictive drug is still luring thousands into addiction and for some death. The nation is still reeling from multiple, unprecedented heroin overdoses that have affected people across the US.
In many cases, it’s not just heroin that people are taking; it’s heroin laced with other harmful substances, including fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller that’s more powerful than heroin and is said to be 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) had used heroin at least once in their lives. It is estimated that about 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it.
In honor of National Recovery Month, Ocean Breeze Recovery will also be presenting feature articles on a variety of topics of recovery, the good, the bad, and the hopeful. We cover a wide range of topics, from the current nation’s current heroin overdose crisis to finding peace and taking the needed steps of a successful recovery experience.
9.21 – “Gaining Weight After Rehab: Learn to Embrace, Flaunt ‘Sober Body’”
National Recovery Month: Inspiring Wellness
A Special Campaign Brought to You by Delphi Behavioral Health Group
Ocean Breeze Recovery is part of six participating treatment facilities under Delphi Behavioral Health Group that will be presenting all sorts of article series and featured stories on addiction and recovery!
Throughout National Recovery Month, Delphi and its associated facilities will be posting several article series and featured stories on various addiction and recovery topics. Whether it’s updated analysis on how certain drugs are affecting certain demographics or learning about different types of treatment methods, our National Recovery Month campaign will cover a whole variety of topics that aims to educate and inspire our readers to pursue their own wellness.
Make sure to check back to this post throughout September for updated links to our articles.
We’ve also got some hidden surprises scheduled, so keep an eye out for all of our upcoming content this September. You won’t want to miss it!
In honor of National Recovery Month, the Palm Beach Institute will also be presenting a weekly, four-part series on Ozzy Osbourne and how he’s inspired a dialogue on drug and sex addiction in older communities.
People in the 65+ crowd can often be overlooked when it comes to discussion about addiction and recovery, but many of the issues that affect young people struggling with substance abuse and sex addictions also—believe or not—affect older generations as well.
In Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy, each segment will feature a new look into how older people are affected by addiction, paralleled by Ozzy Osbourne’s living proof that recovery is a lifelong process and may start much later than planned.
9.13 – PART 2 – “Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy: Age Won’t Slow Down Senior Drinking”
9.20 – PART 3 – “Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy: Opiate Abuse Up Among Baby Boomers”
9.27 – PART 4 – “Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy: Intimacy in Golden Years Can Still Be Risky Affair”
9.30 – “7 Programs, Hobbies to Join While in Recovery”
Featured Series: Youth in Recovery
Elevate Recovery Center is hosting a three-part series on common triggers that affect youth populations. From the stress that comes with studying for midterms/finals in school to dealing with a really bad breakup, Youth in Recovery will cover all the different obstacles young adults in recovery face and how learning healthy coping mechanisms is a must.
Featured Series: Celebrity Recovery
Community Rehab is presenting their four-part series, Celebrity Recovery, where they’ll spotlight four stories on celebrities who have been successful throughout their recovery and how they got there. From musical artist Fergie to fashion designer Marc Jacobs, Celebrity Recovery will prove that recovery is possible and can lead to ultimate fame and fortune.
PART 1 – “Celebrity Recovery: Marc Jacobs is Recovery Chic” (9/9)
PART 2 – “Celebrity Recovery: Fergie Chooses MILF over Meth” (9/16)
PART 3 – “Celebrity Recovery: Michael Phelps’ Freedom from Suicide” (9/23)
PART 4 – “Celebrity Recovery: Lana Del Rey’s Dark Paradise (9/30)
Learn About the “Inspiring Wellness” Scholarship!
Delphi Behavioral Health Group will be giving someone battling drug and/or alcohol addiction an unbelievable opportunity to receive the treatment they need to turn their lives around.
The “Inspiring Wellness” Scholarship will be awarded to one person, who will then be able to go through addiction treatment at one of our participating facilities, free of charge.
Contestants may submit an essay on Delphi’s website, where one (1) winner will be chosen to receive a 90-day treatment prize, all costs covered. National Recovery Month is a time to give resources to those wanting to change their lifestyle, and what better resource than a scholarship for treatment?
*For more details about how to enter, read about the “Inspiring Wellness” scholarship here.
Check this post regularly for more exciting articles from Ocean Breeze Recovery and more!
Ocean Breeze Recovery is eager to teach and provide readers with all sorts of information on recovery—not just for National Recovery Month, but for every month. Our call agents are available 24-7, ready to answer your questions on addiction and recovery. If you, or a loved one, are suffering from addiction, the time to change is now. Call (844) 318-0070 today.